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UCW website back online after network outage

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University Canada West’s website is back online after site host and provider, Finalsite, experienced a disruption of certain computer systems on its network last week.

The outage impacted thousands of schools worldwide, including UCW. Finalsite attributed the outage to a ransomware attack. The company confirmed that there is no evidence that any school data has been viewed, compromised or extracted as a result of this incident. UCW has been informed that Finalsite is completing a thorough investigations with a third-party forensic specialist.

You can read more about Finalsite’s investigation and response to the incident by viewing this memorandum issued today by Finalsite’s founder and CEO.

Published on Jan. 10, 2022.